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powerful images of this day. this is what president barack obama saw as he stepped out on that capitol podium for the last time in his presidency. the president placing his hand on the bible of martin luther king jr., and another bible, the one belonging to president lincoln. and then later on, as the parade was about to begin, the first family, a modern scene here. dad on his blackberry, the girls snapping pictures on their iphones. all day long, abc's david muir has been following this, he was there at the capitol watching history on parade this morning. we begin you with, david. >> reporter: diane, good evening. you're right. we were just a few steps away from the president, with his hand placed on those two bibles. authorities here in washington were estimating 600,000 to 800,000 people would turn out to the national mall to watch this swearing in. but tonight, we just learned from the inaugural committee, just like four years ago, that crowd might have surpassed a million. at the white house, a salute to the president, who was about to be sworn in before the nation. first, that 1.
most sales don't require any background check, president obama would need congress. in today's abc news/"washington post" poll, a vast majority of americans said they would support extending background checks to gun shows. but the manager of this virginia gun shop says that more background checks will just harass law-abiding gun buyers. >> the only people that are likely to comply with it are law-abiding citizens. well, they're not the problem. >> reporter: meanwhile, guns are selling at a record pace. a response to fears about what the president will do on guns. what do you make of the long lines we're seeing at gun shows and gun stores all around the country? >> those who oppose any common sense gun control or gun safety measures have pretty a pretty effective way of ginning up fear, everybody's guns are going to be taken away. >> reporter: while washington waits for the president's plan, things are already happening in the states. today alone, political leaders in new york, maryland and chicago moved forward on gun initiatives. and in connecticut, the families of the victims of the s
karlinsky reporting in again tonight. thank you so much. >>> and tomorrow, president obama will announce his action plan against gun violence in america. but today, new york governor andrew cuomo signed a law that is the toughest gun law in the nation right now and tried to tackle a very big question. how do you keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill? abc's senior justice correspondent pierre thomas tells us about the controversial idea. >> reporter: we've all seen the faces. young men accused of horrific mass shootings, looking unstable, believed to be mentally ill. they were ticking time bombs who sometimes had encounters with mental health professionals. could they have been stopped? today, new york state officials are leading the way, passing a new law they hope will block violent acts by the mentally ill. >> we must stop the madness and >> reporter: the new law would require mental health professionals to report to state officials any patient they deem to be a "significant risk" or "threat." this would stop mentally ill patients from buying weapons. no court order needed. >> thi
shooting and i knew as one person, i couldn't do anything, but i knew president obama could. >> reporter: the president's first task is to convince members of his own party to support his plan. specifically the 11 democrats in the senate who have an a or b rating from the nra. without their support, diane, his plan doesn't have a prayer of passing. >> at the white house, jonathan karl. thanks, jon. >>> and now, we have breaking news from the faa tonight. the faa suddenly announced they are grounding the dreamliner. that new plane that ran into trouble. six of the planes are flying for united airlines here in the u.s. and for the latest on what's happened, abc senior national correspondent jim avila joins me. jim? >> reporter: diane, this is a huge blow to boeing. this is the faa telling united it cannot fly the dreamliner 787 starting right now. it's grounded until it can prove to the federal government that the airline has fixed the problem with the battery that continues to overheat. united is the only u.s. carrier flying the 787 so far. the plane of the future is expected to dominate
account? it's michelle obama. her birthday. she turns 49. and look at this. she tweeted a photo with a new look. she has bangs. >>> and there's someone else who was celebrating her birthday today. and here is a clue. listen, from long ago. >> what's your name? >> beatrice ann hinam. and i like my name. >> that was 8-year-old betty white, on a radio show, her first job. today, she turns 91. still working, and we say happy birthday, thank you for being our friend. happy one, betty. >>> and we love it when you're our friends and you send us the things you see all day for our "instant index." tweet them to me @dianesawyer. >>> and coming up, the world loses a cultural icon, dear abby. do you know the most surprising advice she ever gave? abby. do you know the most surprising abby. do you know the most surprising advice she ever gave? that i e me for the first week... i'm like...yeah, ok... little did i know that one week later i wasn't smoking. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. some people had changes in behavior
and monday. and we remember aretha franklin and her hat at the first inaugural four years ago for the obama presidency and family. ♪ my country tis of thee ♪ sweet land of liberty ♪ of thee i sing ♪ land where my father died ♪ land of the pilgrims' pride ♪ from every every mountain top ♪ ♪ ♪ let freedom, freedom, freedom ring ♪ ♪ let it ring ♪ let it ring ♪ let it ring >>> they're behind the rest of the country but the flu has come to california tonight you can prevent your kids from being part of the epidemic. >> where are the waves? conditions we found at one of the world's best surfing spots with the renowned competition just day as way. >> we're live in atlanta tonight for nfc championship. gateway to the super bowl and 49ers quest for six. >> off they go. here, you can see the soon to be super bowl champion 49ers boarding a charter flight to atlanta. >> that is this sunday. 49 jerz a last practice today before taking off for georgia this afternoon. abc 7 news is already in atlanta. but we start with our wayne freedman live in san jose. wayne? >> they're on the
years ago for the obama presidency and family. ♪ my country tis of thee ♪ sweet land of liberty ♪ of thee i sing ♪ land where my father died ♪ land of the pilgrims' pride ♪ from every mountain site ♪ let freedom, freedom, freedom ring ♪ ♪ let it ring ♪ let it ring ♪ let it ring
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